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12th Annual Treads & Threads

The University of Kansas Hospital
On September 6th, The University of Kansas Hospital’s 12th annual Treads & Threads gala came roaring into the Kansas Speedway. Proceeds from the event support personalized cancer care at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated center.

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In the Spotlight

JCRB | AJC Human Relations Dinner

November 24th is the date for the Jewish Community Relations Bureau | American Jewish Committee’s Human Relations Dinner  at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. This year’s Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award will be presented to James B. Nutter, Sr., who has shown commitment and dedication to justice and the welfare of our community.

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Tea Time

2013 Community Ball and Cotillion
The Cedar Creek Swim and Racquet Club was the setting for the Mothers’ Tea for the 2013 Community Ball and Cotillion of the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties. The beautiful gown that will be worn by the young ladies at the 63rd annual Ball was unveiled. The Ball will be held on December 7th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  Julie and Trent Green are the honorary chairmen.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Jennifer and Chuck Laue

Our community is more humane and the pets within it happier and healthier, thanks to the love and support of Jennifer and Chuck Laue. Jennifer and Chuck have made a tremendous impact at Great Plains SPCA. They have opened their home to foster pets and donated countless hours of support to animals in need. Jennifer and Chuck both serve on its board of directors, with Chuck as president, helping to direct the progressive, no-kill organization.

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In the Spotlight

Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas
The 40th Annual Snow Ball benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas will be held on January 18th at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Rita and Lamar Hunt, Jr. are the honorary presidents, and Jeanne and Charlie Haake are the presidents. 
Also featured in the October 19th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Brian Turner 

Honorary Presidents Rita and Lamar Hunt, Jr.

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